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Pensacola Business Radio: Tony Pasko and the DUCK DYNASTY, Waffle Horse and the Imogene Theatre

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If you like your rock-n-roll scattered, smothered, covered and chunked, come out for a one night only live show featuring super group, WH, composed of renowned slide guitarist, Tony Pasko, acclaimed music writer for A&E’s hit reality show Duck Dynasty, and former members of unacclaimed band, Urethra Franklin, Geoff Nagel and Charlie Wiggins. Also featuring special guests Ryan Price and Trish Mlynarczyk sitting in. ALL AGES SHOW! $10 in advance, $15 at the door.

Pensacola Business Radio: Spotlight on Invictus Knowledge Institute (IKI)

Vickie Patterson

A proven senior leader with 21 years of experience in product and project management, business development, sales, delivery and implementation of hardware, software and data center products and services with an emphasis in the area of high performance computing (HPC).

Known and respected for business, technical and people skills with the depth, breadth and insight required to identify and develop successful product portfolios and develop influential customer and business partner relationships across industries and the world. Demonstrated ability to develop and execute long-term strategies as well as focus on tactical execution which consistently exceeds business objectives.

PMP Certified, with strong academic background that includes a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from Texas A&M, and Masters Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University.

Additionally, Vickie has started a non-profit organization called Invictus Knowledge Institute specializing in technology bootcamps and innovative research and development projects.

Product Management — Business Development — Relationship Management — Opportunity Identification — Sales Execution — Competitive Analysis — Product Management & Development — Software and Hardware Development Project Management — P&L Management – Budget/ Financial System Development and Management – Proposals – Negotiations – Contract Development –Product Requirements – Customer Delivery and Implementation – SEI Capability Maturity Model Application – Change & Risk Management – Compliance & SLA Management – Transformation Management – Agile Development – Customer Support Management – Services Delivery – Vendor Management – Business Case Planning – Market Analysis – Financial System Management – Cloud – Business Analytics – HPC


David Costales

Information Assurance officer for Booz Allen Hamilton


Regis University

Director of Technology Education for

Invictus Knowledge Institute (IKI)

(850) 485-2925

Pensacola Business Radio: FoodieLife Series-Pub Crawl Recap, Pensacola Beach Florida

Pensacola Beach Chamber, Flounders and Crabs we Got Em

“Go Irish on the Island” St. Paddy’s Day Pub Crawl – (March 17, 2017):

Go Irish on the Island at the annual St. Paddy’s Day Pub Crawl — Friday, March 17 on Pensacola Beach. The Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce sponsors the pub crawl which features 10 participating beach bars, restaurants and hotels serving up Irish drink specials, music and mischief.

The fun begins at 10:30 a.m. at Crabs We Got ‘Em on Pensacola Beach.  Revelers can jump in and join the fun mid-day at any of the locations and times listed below.
While it’s a celebration of Irish culture and traditions, the St. Paddy’s Day Pub Crawl is also a benefit for Covenant Care. The Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce donates proceeds from the sale of pub crawl t-shirts to the organization. The t-shirts are $12 each and available at each of the stops and the Visitor Information Center on Pensacola Beach.

Pensacola Business Radio: Amy Bowman-McElhone Pensacola Museum of Art University of West Florida

Amy Bowman-McElhone Pensacola Museum of Art University of West Florida

Amy Bowman-McElhone is the new director and chief curator of the Pensacola Museum of Art at the University of West Florida. A native of Pittsburgh, Bowman-McElhone earned a bachelor’s degree in art history at Penn State University and a master’s degree in art history from West Virginia University. She is currently working on a Ph.D. in art history at Florida State University. Her dissertation is on the contemporary artist Mike Kelley. Bowman-McElhone was director and curator of The Art Gallery at UWF from 2009-12. Her prior experience also includes positions with the Art Museum at West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia, Sweetwater Center for the Arts in Pittsburgh, and the Columbus Museum of Art in Columbus, Ohio. Currently a teaching fellow and doctoral candidate in art history at FSU, Bowman-McElhone also teaches art history courses for the UWF art department. Her research focuses on modern and contemporary art, curatorial practices in Latin America, art in the public realm, and curatorial practice and theory.



Pensacola Business Radio: Marti Kaemmerer, Elder Abuse Prevention Coordinator-NWFCOA, Imogene Theatre’s Kyle Verner and Dennis Gleason, David Overman Author Karmic Contract

Imogene Theatre

Cultivating and captivating audiences with a range of entertainment options. Experience musical performances from acts from across the country and local to the Gulf Coast, movies, dinner events, and so much more in Milton.  The Imogene Theatre is an intimate, premier music venue built in 1912 and fully restored to its original charm, hosting live entertainment only minutes from Pensacola.


David Overman-Karmic Contract
“The late fifties brought on the greatest change in consciousness,other than the internet, within the last 50 years, starting with the beatniks and culminating with the hippies. This generation woke up and asked, “What kind of world are you guys creating for us?” With the advent of birth control pills, nuclear weapons, an increasingly complex multicultural society and a new found sense of individuality,spirituality, freedom and love, the hippies realized, it’s not all about buying and getting, but, of  peace, love, service to humanity and the planet. What would John Lennon Do? But, was it all socially engineered? How did the awakening drift back to sleep, in today’s world of unquestioned authority and warmongering. Follow David in the reverse evolution of consciousness within the last 50 years, in his groundbreaking novel, Karmic Contract. Available at the Createspace bookstore and Amazon Kindle.”
“At the age of 15, David asked the Universe for the answers to all questions. His thoughts were replaced by “right” thoughts”, which resulted in a resolution of dualities, or of balancing them. in order not to be drawn in by the Hegelian Dialectic. In 1981,the RA material was channelled by a scientific team. The philosophy and way of the Universe, mirrored the information David received in 1971. The book is about service to others,as service to self, in a spiritual journey through the dimensions of the universe, as monism, a philosophical view shared by Albert Einstein, wherein the Creator is in all things, as All is One. The philosophy eliminates strife between the man made divisions between all humans regardless of race color creed or religion, by using empathy, and of being of service to others. This book needs to skyrocket, in order to heal the planet and avert nuclear holocaust, created by the blind acceptance of Abramic religions.
What are the odds that in an 8 dimension Universe, infinitely expanding and growing, that the Earth would be the center?

Northwest Florida Area
Agency On Aging, Inc.Serving As YourAging And Disability Resource Center

The Northwest Florida Area Agency on Aging, Inc. is a private non-profit corporation funded by the Federal Older Americans Act and State General Revenue through the Department of Elder Affairs (DOEA), serving senior residents 60 years old and older of Escambia, Santa Rosa, Walton and Okaloosa Counties. The Northwest Florida Area Agency on Aging, Inc., serves as the designated Aging and Disability Resource Center for our four county planning and service area (PSA 1).

The Northwest Florida Area Agency on Aging, Inc., Aging and Disability Resource Center is not a direct provider of health or social services but rather the administrative agency for our area. The Agency collaborates with community-based service providers in the planning, coordination, development and evaluation of programs and services currently available for those residents who are 60 years old and older. The Aging and Disability Resource Center provides information and referral services to the aging population and well as persons with developmental disabilities.

Through the Elder Helpline’s “one stop shop” the Aging and Disability Resource Center’s staff:

  1. Determines eligibility for Federal and state funded services;
  2. Responds to requests for information for aging persons as well as persons with developmental disabilities;
  3. Initiates appropriate referrals for available servicesfor aging persons and persons with developmental disabilities;
  4. Tracks clients through a centralized data management bank;
  5. Refers clients to the S.H.I.N.E. (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) program;
  6. Evaluates effectiveness, timeliness and availability of services requested and provided

All elders, persons with developmental disabilities and their families and community service agencies have access to the Information and Referral network. The Information and Referral Elder Helpline staff initially receives the all Aging and Disability Resource Center calls. Information requests may require a response as simple as a phone number or may involve research by the Information and Referral Specialist to provide the needed information. When a referral is needed, the Specialist will forward the consumer information and service request to the appropriate health or social service agency. The Specialist will call the consumer back within 14 days to see if the information/referral provided met the individual’s needs. If with the original Information and Referral call it appears that a consumer might benefit from services provided through the Florida Department of Elder Affairs aging network, the information is forwarded to the Intake Department of the Aging and Disability Resource Center. The consumer will be contacted and a telephone screening will be performed. The responses will be entered into a statewide computerized database and a “priority score” will be calculated for the consumer. The higher the priority score the more likely a client is to receive services from one of the aging network funded programs. When funding becomes available the client with the highest priority score becomes eligible to receive services. There may be times when a waiting list for services exists. Certain service programs may require a specific medical diagnosis, a consumer co-pay for the provision of services or the willingness to self-pay.

Pensacola Business Radio: Kati Galli, Interviews Entrepreneur and Strategic Sensei Keith Hoffert and gets the digs on just how far this rabbit hole goes!



Hoffert is a leader in the business community in Pensacola with Catalyst Group, International. Amplifying the voice of business and creating his legacy. Currently working on the his Core brand, FoodieLife, Grub On TV, public speaking events, radio, streaming television shows and BRX Studios-Pensacola. Delivering experiential media, events, branding and revenue generation. Working directly with local clients, sales managers, sales consultants, marketing, research, sales services and other branding related entities across the South East United States and London, England. Working with multiple formats of media across all types of industry and commerce. Keith’s clients and customers are successful with his integration of a digital media product portfolio into their integrated marketing campaigns to ensure maximum ROI, branding, business and legacy success. Serving a wide variety of client types (tech, startups, events,automotive, airport, tourism, food & beverage, governmental) with account management needs, project planning, strategy development and implementation, sponsorship development, technology and new media objectives, photography services and video production services.
Hoffert’s recognized talents acquired through his degrees in culinary arts, economics and social science put him on an incredible platform as one of Tallahassee’s young executive chefs and entrepreneurs. At the young age of 19 years old Chef Hoffert was a sought after chef and strategic sensei, serving celebrities, athletes, governors and international dignitaries. The establishments he has worked with have helped set the par for 5 star cuisines and brand execution in the areas of wine, food & gourmet markets. Today restaurateurs, food to go markets, specialty wine shops & catering facilities are succeeding on the plateau that Chef Hoffert created. Now Hoffert is successfully applying his strategies and tactical executions to multifaceted world of Business and Entrepreneurs.



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Pensacola Business Radio: Talking Influencers and Growth Hacking with Pavan Belagatti

Pavan Belagatti
One of the youngest growth hackers from India and a marketing influencer. He writes about marketing and growth hacking related topics, helps companies maximize their traffic and reach. Also a contributor on some of the top notch websites around the world like TheNextWeb, Influencive, ThriveGlobal, Tech in Asia, Linux Foundation, etc.
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Pensacola Business Radio: Cancer Treatment Centers of America- Diet to Fight Cancer

A Diet to Fight Cancer

America’s third president knew something about vegetables that science confirms more than 200 years later. Jefferson’s example of using meat as a decoration for vegetables could fight cancer, as well as, make a beautiful dinner table. The nutrients in plant-based food give the body a defense that may help prevent certain cancers.


Let’s take a closer look at a few of the most effective cancer fighting foods

Folate-Rich Foods
Nutrition labels show how much folate a product contains, and you need to know where you can find about 400 micrograms every day. A control group of male smokers reduced the risk of pancreatic cancer in half by eating folate-rich food. You can find folate here:
• orange juice
• cereal
• bread
• pasta
• spinach or romaine salad
• dried beans or peas
• peanuts
• asparagus
• Brussels sprouts

Vitamin D
Teeth and bones need vitamin D for strength, but researchers find that it can curtail the growth of lung and breast cancer cells as well. Scientists consider the intake of 400 international units (IU) as too low, replacing it with a requirement of 1000 units for both sexes. You can find vitamin D here:
• milk
• cod
• shrimp
• Chinook salmon
• eggs
• up to 5,000 IU from 10 minutes in the sun

A refreshing cup of tea can do much more than providing a relaxing interlude. Kaempferol, an antioxidant flavonoid, affects cancer as well. A study of 66,000 women showed protection against ovarian cancer for those who drank four cups of tea per day. Another study showed that flavonoid consumption lowered the risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women by 46 percent. You can find flavonoids here:
• iced tea
• hot tea

Cruciferous Vegetables
Plants in the cabbage family have a lot in common: a distinctive aroma, rich flavor and the ability to defend against cancer. Their crispness invites you to munch on them and release cancer-killing substances. Recent studies show promising results against colon and prostate cancer. You can find the properties in these:
• kale
• turnip greens
• cabbage
• cauliflower
• broccoli
• Brussels sprouts
• stir-fry

Protective effects of curcumin may combat gastrointestinal and bladder cancers by fighting inflammation, a common factor among cancers. Recent studies show that the spice can interrupt the cell-signaling pathways and help deter invasion by cancerous cells. Curcumin constitutes up to 6 percent of turmeric, a spice that has a pungent flavor and scents of ginger or orange. You can sprinkle a little turmeric powder to taste on these:
• roasted vegetables and chicken
• rice
• scrambled eggs or frittatas
• greens
• soups
• smoothies

A spice that can quell nausea, ginger may help fight cancer as well. Researchers find that it seems to kill cancer cells in two ways, but the spice’s promise needs proof in animal and human trials. Focusing on its effect on ovarian cancer, researchers hope that women do not develop a resistance to it as many do to chemotherapy drugs. You can sip ginger ale or use the spice on these dishes:
• soups
• zesty sauces
• marinades
• fish
• stir-fry
• baking


Understanding the Cancer Treatment Center Difference

With a philosophy that regards each cancer as a unique condition, the five Cancer Treatment Centers of America commit to providing truly personalized care. Our cancer experts devote their full attention to treating cancer and nothing else, focusing on every aspect of the disease, including prevention. We use a collaborative approach to treating the complexities of cancer, incorporating the latest innovative options, state-of-the-art technologies, and our patients diet.

By incorporating conventional surgery, chemotherapy and immunotherapy with evidence-based therapies, including diet based prevention, we offer patients aggressive treatment regimens and support for cancer-related side effects. Our dedication to treating cancer shows in the quality of our services and the commitment of our dedicated experts.


Pensacola Business Radio: Spotlight Episode-FRED LEVIN

Fred Levin gifts $550,000 to UWF to establish new institute
Pensacola, Fla. – April 17, 2017 Attorney and community advocate Fred Levin is investing $550,000 in the University of West Florida to establish the Reubin O’D. Askew Institute for Multidisciplinary Studies. The gift will also help the University purchase land to house the Institute.
The Institute will substantially further UWF’s leadership in STEAM initiatives – combined applications of science, technology, engineering, art and math. Activities within the Institute will include increased visibility of potential STEAM initiatives, partnerships with area schools and businesses, internships and research opportunities.
“This gift can be a game-changer for UWF,” said UWF President Martha Saunders. “It allows us to build on the existing strengths of the University to create one-of-a-kind approaches to teaching and learning. I am grateful for the trust Mr. Levin has placed in us.”
In addition, the Institute has the flexibility of supporting numerous opportunities for integrating humanities and social science disciplines toward solving community problems. It will draw on existing strengths of the University to inspire relevant research.
Reubin O’D. Askew was an American politician who served as the 37th governor of the state of Florida from 1971 to 1979. In 1974, he became the first governor in Florida history to be elected to a second consecutive four-year term. During his two terms as governor, Askew was primarily involved in tax reform, especially in the increase of homestead exemption and passage of the “Sunshine Amendment,” which called for full financial disclosure by public officials and candidates. In 1955, David Levin, Fred’s deceased older brother, and Askew founded the law firm of Levin & Askew. In 1961, Fred Levin joined the firm.
“Governor Askew, besides being a friend and a law partner, was one of those rare persons who lived the principles he spoke,” said Levin. “He would not abide a curse word on a tennis court, nor would he abide a false statement in a court of law. As Governor, his only guideline was to ask whether it was good for the people of Florida. If it was not the right thing to do, he would not do it, regardless the political fallout. There is a reason why he was the first Governor in modern Florida history to be re-elected for a second term. Hopefully, the students and faculty who come to know Governor Askew will be inspired to do good for its own sake, and to serve the people with the humility and dedication that he practiced.”
More than 20 years ago, Levin gifted an endowed professorship at UWF in honor of his father, Abe Levin, which is now worth more than $400,000. With the establishment of the Institute, this professorship will be directly associated with the Institute and will be dedicated to arranging visiting scientists, writers and creatives to enhance intellectual capital. The endowed professorship, his recent gift of $100,000 to support UWF Football and the $550,000 contribution to establish the Askew Institute total more than $1 million in giving.
Levin is one of the most successful trial attorneys in the country. He has received more than 25 jury verdicts in excess of $1 million, six of which were in excess of $10 million. He is best known for rewriting Florida’s Medicaid Third-Party Recovery Act to allow the state of Florida to recover billions of dollars from the tobacco industry for smoking-related illnesses. He is a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates, an organization limited to 100 members throughout the country, and he has been listed in every edition of the publication, “Best Lawyers in America.”
Among his accomplishments, Levin was named The Trial Lawyer of the Year by the National Trial Lawyers for 2015. He was also inducted into the Trial Lawyers Hall of Fame in 2009, which is located at Temple Law School in Philadelphia. Other honors include receiving the Perry Nichols Award in 1994, which is the highest honor bestowed by the Florida Justice Association and is given in recognition for a person’s lifetime achievements in the pursuit of justice.
Levin’s tremendous professional success has enabled him to donate generously in support of higher education. In 1999, he donated $10 million to the University of Florida for the renaming of the Fredric G. Levin College of Law.
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